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The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts | 1 Corinthians 14

When believers gather as a church body, we should come with the intention to love and build up others using our spiritual gifts. Oren Martin walks through 1 Corinthians 14 and lays out four things Paul says corporate worship should be.

Oren MartinJul 24, 2022
1 Corinthians 14:1-40

In This Series (20)
Standing Firm In A Fallen World | 1 Corinthians 16
David MarvinJul 31, 2022
The Purpose of Spiritual Gifts | 1 Corinthians 14
Oren MartinJul 24, 2022
A Church Marked by Love | 1 Corinthians 13
Timothy "TA" AteekJul 17, 2022
How To Build A Church | 1 Corinthians 12
John ElmoreJul 10, 2022
God's Design for Men and Women | 1 Corinthians 11:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekJul 3, 2022
Repentance, Allegiance & Deference for the Glory of God | 1 Corinthians 10
John ElmoreJun 26, 2022
Giving, Sharing, and Living for the Gospel | 1 Corinthians 9
John ElmoreJun 19, 2022
Christians and Controversial Topics | 1 Corinthians 8
Jermaine HarrisonJun 12, 2022
Being Single | 1 Corinthians 7:7-40
Timothy "TA" AteekJun 5, 2022
Fighting For Your Marriage | 1 Corinthians 7:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 22, 2022
Sex and Glorifying God | 1 Corinthians 6:12-20
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 15, 2022
Conflict: An Inevitable Opportunity | 1 Corinthians 6:1-11
Timothy "TA" AteekMay 1, 2022
Church Discipline: Sin, Grace, and Shepherding | 1 Corinthians 5
John ElmoreApr 24, 2022
The Resurrection Is the Remedy to Our Hypocrisy | 1 Corinthians 15
Timothy "TA" AteekApr 17, 2022
The Purpose, Plot Twists, and Power of Christ | 1 Corinthians 4
John ElmoreApr 10, 2022
Being a Healthy Church | 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 27, 2022
The Miracle of Spiritual Maturity | 1 Corinthians 2:1-16
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 20, 2022
The Miracle of Salvation | 1 Corinthians 1:18-31
Timothy "TA" AteekMar 13, 2022
Priority, Preference, and Power | 1 Corinthians 1:10-17
John ElmoreMar 6, 2022
Called, Gifted, and Kept by Jesus | 1 Corinthians 1:1-9
John ElmoreFeb 27, 2022

In This Series (21)

Summary

When believers gather together for corporate worship, we are to love others by using our words and gifts for others’ growth in Christ. In 1 Corinthians 14, Paul is specifically talking about the gifts of prophecy and tongues, which were given by the Spirit in the early church to establish and grow the church through the proclamation of the gospel. Prophecy is true and authoritative revelation from God, and tongues are known languages unknown to the speaker but known to the hearers. The Corinthians were not using these gifts in a way that benefitted others in corporate worship. Paul describes four things corporate worship should be:

  1. Corporate worship helps others grow in Christ (1 Corinthians 14:1-5)
    • When we come together and use our spiritual gifts, we build up, encourage, and comfort others.
  2. Corporate worship is understandable (1 Corinthians 14:6-25)
    • Meaningless, misunderstood, or unintelligible language does not invite people in, but pushes people out.
  3. Corporate worship is orderly, not chaotic (1 Corinthians 14:26-35)
    • Corporate worship should be a reflection of God’s character.
  4. Corporate worship should be ordered by God’s Word (1 Corinthians 14:36-40)
    • This chapter may not be easy to live out, but it contains God’s words for our good and growth in Christ.

Discussing and Applying the Sermon

  • What is your mindset when coming to church? Is it you-focused or others-focused?
  • How are you using your gifts to encourage, comfort, and love others?
  • How can you hone the spiritual gifts God has given you?
  • In your pursuit of the gifts of the Spirit, are you pursuing the fruits of the Spirit? Are you growing in love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self control (Galatians 5:22-23)?
  • What would Sunday services look like if everyone came with the intention to build up others?
  • Additional Scripture: Deuteronomy 18:15-22, Ephesians 2:18-22, Acts 2:1-47, Acts 3:11-26, Acts 10:34-48, 1 Corinthians 12:1-31, 1 Corinthians 13:1-13, Isaiah 28:1-29, John 5:19-47, John 14:6, Hebrews 1:1-14, Ephesians 2:1-22